Viviane Gernaert

The works of Viviane Gernaert refer to contemporary films. She focuses on staged fights and the aesthetic representation of violence. Her figures are snapshots of a fraction of movement and represent a crucial moment of the cinematic presentation. If you look carefully at them, they seem so aesthetic that any moment of violence, fight and brutality seems faded out.

The focus lies on the ambivalent and fragile relation between art, aesthetics and violence.

The artist meets the challenges to capture the rapidity of combative actions within a sculpture. Her objects are characterized by instability and frailty of an unfinished plot. Due to these facts, they sug-gest the before and after in time and disarm the observer with their dynamic rigidity.